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Celebrate summer with these easy (and delicious) hot dog toppings

Try these tasty, planet-friendly topping ideas at your next barbecue bash. Your guests will love the creative flavours, and you'll feel good about making a delicious, eco-friendly choice!
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With summer barbecue season in full swing, hot dogs are a must-have at every cookout. While ketchup and mustard are classic crowd-pleasers, why not keep your meals exciting by getting creative with what you already have in the fridge? “Upcook” your ingredients for a fresh twist on a beloved favourite.

Got leftover veggies from earlier meals? Reduce waste and elevate your hot dogs by using them as fun, new toppings. Think grilled peppers, sautéed onions, or even last night's roasted corn.

Try these tasty, planet-friendly topping ideas at your next barbecue bash. Your guests will love the creative flavours, and you'll feel good about making a delicious, eco-friendly choice!

Homemade Hot Dog Toppings

Prep Time (per topping): 10-20 minutes
Serves: 6 hot dogs

1. Summer Fresh Tomato Cucumber Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) finely diced cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) finely diced cucumber
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) finely diced red onion
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) flat-leaf parsley, minced 

2. Hawaiian Pineapple Topper

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (237 ml) diced small pineapple
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) finely chopped green onion
  • 6 slices of bacon, prepared per package direction and chopped
  • Lime, optional

3. Grilled Corn Relish

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (235 ml) grilled corn
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) finely diced red pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) finely diced green pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions for each:

  1. Mix ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Grill hot dogs per package directions.
  4. Place each hot dog onto a bun and add your favourite topping.